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Jul 19th 2018, 02:34 PM   #106
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

I rode the 110 Scrambler Sport last night. Lotsa fun there - the engine and brakes are great, a massive improvement over the 800. Could have used a few more minutes to set up the controls, because I never got the clutch lever to where it was really comfortable and the brake lever bend meant I could only get my middle finger on it. Still, that one finger is more than enough. It would take me a couple rides to acclimate to the hydraulic clutch. I've always thought they feel like a light switch - on or off. I also had a huge problem getting my toe under the shifter. The rest of the bike is slightly bigger than the 800, but it feels like the shifter is closer to the footpeg. The lower 7,500 RPM redline comes too soon, but I could readjust pretty quickly to running this thing between 3,000 and 7,000. I would also need to put a lower bar on and change the mirrors.

... or maybe I just need to ride a Monster 1200... the Scrambler is better looking though.




Edited by HalcyonSon on Jul 19th 2018 at 02:46 PM
Jul 20th 2018, 02:23 PM   #107
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
"I would also need to put a lower bar on..."

Pffft, wait till you get old!
Sep 19th 2018, 02:23 PM   #108
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Bump for tonight, my buddy's Africa Twin XRV750 will be on display inside!
Oct 16th 2018, 01:44 PM   #109
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
It's October and it's getting cold, Backfire is probably over for the year....Nope, It's ON!!

Apr 17th 2019, 12:44 PM   #110
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Bump for tonight!

Sep 18th 2019, 04:48 PM   #111
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
Well, it's the third Wednesday of September...

I just realized what day it was. I checked Backfire and saw no event posted for today.

I suppose I'll gear up and see if anything's happening there today. If nothing else, it'll get me out in the sunshine for a little while. Maybe I'll see some of you there. Shit, It may take me 'till 7 to get my shit together. Signing off.
Sep 18th 2019, 08:18 PM   #112
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Damn I was actually planning on going to one this year. How was it?
Sep 18th 2019, 08:43 PM   #113
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
I got there at 7:30. There was live music going, guitars and singing, the beer garden was open, someone was selling t-shirts, and there were still at least 75-80 bikes and riders in attendance. I didn't think to count 'em.

I didn't go inside and check out the cars in The Shop this time.

Try the third Wednesday in October; might not be raining. Forgot to confirm it, but I believe they still start at 4.
Sep 18th 2019, 09:18 PM   #114
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Quote:
Originally Posted by curve addict
I got there at 7:30. There was live music going, guitars and singing, the beer garden was open, someone was selling t-shirts, and there were still at least 75-80 bikes and riders in attendance. I didn't think to count 'em.

I didn't go inside and check out the cars in The Shop this time.

Try the third Wednesday in October; might not be raining. Forgot to confirm it, but I believe they still start at 4.
I need to try and get there. Never have yet, and keep procrastinating. If someone would post as a reminder for Oct, and the weather is pretty decent, I would make a gallant effort to get there.

Any pictures of tonight's?
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